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Can We Throw the Colors Yet

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Cancer as Spiritual Teacher: Poems on Walking the Healing Path

Cancer as Spiritual Teacher: Poems on Walking the Healing Path

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About the Book
Cancer as Spiritual Teacher is a collection of poems about reclaiming and engaging our spirits during the cancer journey. It encourages the reader to view the cancer healing journey as a spiritual pilgrimage, much like pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain in search of spiritual insight and direction. The poems in this book speak to the inner (mind and spirit) and outer (body) dimensions of this journey. As pilgrims, the Camino requires our commitment to walk each day with openness, gentleness gratitude, and healing intention. Our cancer journeys require the same of us.

About the Author
Don Iannone serves as a faculty member at the Business School of the European Union-based Transcontinental University. Together with his wife, Mary, he has been providing part-time complementary medicine services to patients at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center for the past seven years. Don's expansive 47-year career has led him to 32 states, 10 countries, and 10 American Indian reservations. He is the author of twenty-two books that cover nonfiction, poetry, and photography, in addition to numerous articles in academic and professional journals. Born in the steel and coal regions of Eastern Ohio, Don's early life in Martins Ferry and St. Clairsville lends a genuine depth to his life story. He and his wife reside in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Don holds doctorates in Divinity and Philosophy.

Caregiver to Caregiver A Scripture-Focused Guided Reflection Journal

Caregiver to Caregiver A Scripture-Focused Guided Reflection Journal

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Are you a caregiver? Do you feel isolated, frustrated, sad, resentful, angry, or guilty? Do you feel as if no one understands what you're going through or that others aren't pulling their weight? Do you believe that you can't express your true thoughts and feelings to others for fear of being judged? I get it!

I was one of the primary caregivers for my mother, who had Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. During the course of our journey, I learned that the only people who could really relate were those who had similar experiences... but I didn't even feel safe sharing my feelings with fellow caregivers. I didn't want people to think less of me because of my thoughts and feelings. I had no outlet...until God stepped in.

I was led to begin keeping a journal, which I had never successfully done before. I hated revisiting thoughts and feelings by writing them down and resisted with everything within me. But God didn't let me rest until I began to do what He was directing me to do. Once I obeyed, what was initially a chore became a lifeline.

My journal became my trusted friend. I could write things in my journal that I wouldn't dream of verbalizing to anyone else, and I did so without guilt. My journal soothed and comforted me and I believe that whenever caregivers have information that would benefit others, they must share. That's why I created "Caregiver to Caregiver, a Scripture-Focused, Guided Reflection Journal." This is a fifty-two-week journal that was designed with you in mind, from one caregiver to another.

I want to not only encourage you to journal,l but also to share with you the beloved scriptures that sustained me and practical tips including; self-care, preparing to become a caregiver, alternative care settings, hospice care, and more, that I'm hoping will be helpful for you. I have also included guided reflections for those who have trouble getting started.

All caregiving journeys are unique, but there are some commonalities. We all need support. We all have a desire to feel appreciated. We all need a safe space to express ourselves. We all have a responsibility to reach out our hands to lift someone else up. I pray that this journal is the hand that you need.

May God bless you. I thank you for all you do.

Casting

Casting

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A third collection, described as poetry that "delights, surprises, teaches, and sings ... with knowledge and wisdom." Aging, love, community, politics, pandemic life, surgery, art, nature, travel, creativity, and more. A banquet of subjects and flavors, serious and comic, somber and fun. Worth reading alone, then sharing with friends.

Cavalcade of Flight: 50 Years of Malarkey about Airplanes and Aliens in a Publication That Never Existed

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Chameleon Girl

Chameleon Girl

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Adapt and thrive--this is the way of the Chameleon.


With a less than idyllic childhood shrouded behind her, Nora Horvath finds confidence and strength in the life she's created for herself. Needs, not names, are what interests this self-possessed woman, and that's exactly the way she likes it. Between her hobbies, her work, and her intimate circle of confidants, there is literally nothing Nora desires from the outside world--let alone a long forgotten one.

As a firefighter, Nora knows better than most that heat rises. After a terrifying rescue jostles free the memories of a traumatic and abusive past, Nora is forced to pursue the demons who beckon her back into the shadowy realm of this new trauma. As she ascends into the inferno of her past, she begins to discover just how much heat she can handle.


Feverishly, Nora attempts to maintain her tight grip on the things she holds dear, and considers everything else to be... trivial. After all, a chameleon only changes color when it's frightened, and nothing can rattle the likes of Nora Horvath. Not even the truth.

Stunning, powerful, and complex, Chameleon Girl is a novel so big it occupies dual worlds. Igniting passion and intrigue, this psychological thriller transcends the genre as a champion of emotional intelligence and feminist narrative. Journey into the darkest and most complex aspects of the human experience as you witness this incredible cast of characters change, adapt, and show their true colors in Liz Ferro's bewitching debut novel. Grab your copy today!


Changing of the Gods

Changing of the Gods

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Until the end of the Trojan War, Hades, God of the Underworld, had avoided interfering in the affairs of his fellow gods and mortal men. Fed up with their destructive behavior, Hades sets on a journey that will rock Olympus to its core.
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (Signed 1st edition)
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (Signed 1st edition)

Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (Signed 1st edition)

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The bestselling true story of a Texas congressman’s secret role in the Afghan defeat of Russian invaders is “a tour de force of reporting and writing” (Dan Rather).
 
A New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller.
 
Charlie Wilson’s penchant for cocktails and beauty-contest winners was well known, but in the early 1980s, the dilettante congressman quietly conducted one of the most successful covert operations in US history. Using his seat on the House Appropriations Committee, Wilson channeled hundreds of millions of dollars to support a ragged band of Afghan “freedom fighters” in their resistance against Soviet invaders.
 
Weapons were secretly procured and distributed with the help of an outcast CIA operative named Gust Avrakotos, who stretched the agency’s rules to the breaking point. Moving from the back rooms of Washington to secret chambers at Langley, and from arms-dealers’ conventions to the Khyber Pass, Wilson and Avrakotos helped the mujahideen win an unlikely victory against the Russians.

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2003. 1st edition, signed by author; dust jacket in protective mylar cover. F/F

Chasing Cosmic Butterflies: Second Edition

Chasing Cosmic Butterflies: Second Edition

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About the Author
Don Iannone is a writer, poet, photographer, business school professor, and complementary medicine therapist. He is the author of twenty nonfiction, poetry, and photography books. His latest nonfiction work, Stories from an Hourglass, narrated his life's journey, enriched by the contributions of countless others. Don holds doctoral degrees in Divinity, and Metaphysics and Philosophy. His formative years unfolded in the towns of Martins Ferry and St. Clairsville, nestled in the heart of Eastern Ohio. Don and his wife Mary, and their cherished feline companion, Tilly, call Greater Cleveland home.

About Chasing Cosmic Butterflies
Allow me to introduce you to this second edition of Chasing Cosmic Butterflies. The journey began with the initial release of the book in 2016, and since then, the ideas behind this book have evolved. This collection of poems delves into the enchantment of reality and the reality of enchantment. It's a treasury of poems infused with contemplative humor. In this renewed edition, many of the poems have undergone a significant transformation, carefully reworked to resonate with the ever-shifting landscapes of today's world.

Cosmic butterflies, a whimsical metaphor for our deepest dreams, fantasies, visions, and ultimate life goals, flutter through the very fabric of our existence. Much like the ethereal and delicate creatures they evoke, these aspirations are a source of boundless beauty and wonder in our lives. They represent the profound yearnings that drive us forward, the aspirations that stretch the limits of our imagination, and the relentless pursuit of that which makes us feel most alive. In the grand tapestry of human existence, we are all cosmic butterfly chasers. These dreams, whether they involve achieving personal success, experiencing profound love, making a lasting impact on the world, or simply finding happiness, are the threads that weave our life stories. They inspire us to spread our wings and venture into the unknown, to dance with the possibilities of the cosmos, and to embrace the extraordinary potential that resides within each of us. As we chase these cosmic butterflies, we not only discover the brilliance of our own existence but also contribute to the ever-evolving narrative of the universe itself.

As a special treat, I have included a section at the end of the book containing my analysis of fifteen of the book's poems. As a preface, the poems in this book reflect my desire for rhyme and musicality in my life. The writing of this collection was guided by this desire.

Don Iannone

Chasing Navah

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